Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 4: Metamorphosis
In essence, other than the microtransactions and a few other bumps along the way, Capcom has done a stand-up job applying the episodic formula to Resident Evil. New and old fans alike can dive into the world again, knowing the water is mostly nice.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a solid episodic survival horror that will appease fans, but few others.
Episode 4 ends the experience on a good note and having seen the conclusion; I would say that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is another successful entry in this side series. It excels in replay value and overall fun value, and the unlockables and the Raid mode pushes the value over the edge.
At this point, if you're not interested in Revelations 2, the finale will do little to change your mind. However, if you have enjoyed Revelations 2 up until now, then pick this up to finish off the story. Considering there are three difficulty levels for each episode alongside Raid mode, there is plenty of incentive to play the game all over again with what you've learned from previous playthroughs. Ultimately, with four episodes combined with two extra episodes, the season pass provides the best value for your money. Get ready to face Alex Wesker for what may or may not be your last time.
And in case you were wondering, yes, you do get to fire a rocket launcher at the final boss. After all, it's not a Resident Evil game without that timeless weapon.
A disappointing conclusion to an otherwise great game. There are some redeeming factors in episode 4 at least. Good gameplay and epic environments make up for the lacklustre story.
The shorter length and arbitrary conditions of the final episode may not be as well thought-out as previous episodes, but as a combined whole it is a solid finish to a spin-off that successfully restored a lot of lost faith with the Resident Evil brand.
Despite the lopsided breakup between the two campaigns, the conclusion of Revelations 2 will leave players satisfied with the hope of more bite-sized spin-offs in the series' future.
With call outs to previous bad voice acting, great gameplay, character swapping, surprisingly good writing, and a whole zombie load of feels – Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lives up to the Revelations standards.
Capcom seems to have honed in on the fact that Resident Evil is, despite its previous posturing of drama, silly. It's embraced its B-movie nature and ends up being a lot more entertaining because of it.